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HELP! Artboard won't export bleeds properly to .pdf

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Hello!  I am having issues with Affinity Designer not exporting the crop marks properly on a booklet I'm trying to send to print.  The bleeds are not working properly.  Each finished page is 7" x 10" and I am trying to export bleeds and crop marks at .125" around each edge.  I tried transforming each page to 7.25 x 10.25 thinking maybe I had to take account of the bleeds in the page size, but that didn't seem to work either.  I made sure to 'include bleeds' when exporting.

I am on a tight timeline to send to print and I am unable to fix this myself.  Is anyone able to help?

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You should set the artboard to be the size of your page. 

Bleeds are set in document settings.

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57 minutes ago, Patrick C said:

You should set the artboard to be the size of your page. 

Bleeds are set in document settings.

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I realize this, it still doesn't work.

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Just now, chelcod said:

I realize this, it still doesn't work.

Do you have "include printer marks" checked in the export? 

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Just now, Patrick C said:

Do you have "include printer marks" checked in the export? 

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Yes.  My document is 16 pages.  Some have the proper bleeds and crop marks and some do not.

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As far as I can tell in your uploaded PDF there are no bleeds or crop marks included at all. I'm not sure what pages you are referring to when you say that some have proper bleeds and crop marks.

If you are sure that your Bleeds are set up in Document Settings and that Include Bleed and Include Printer Marks are checked in your export settings, then there should be no reason why your PDF should not include these marks. 


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13 minutes ago, Patrick C said:

As far as I can tell in your uploaded PDF there are no bleeds or crop marks included at all. I'm not sure what pages you are referring to when you say that some have proper bleeds and crop marks.

If you are sure that your Bleeds are set up in Document Settings and that Include Bleed and Include Printer Marks are checked in your export settings, then there should be no reason why your PDF should not include these marks. 

I exported it again making sure the bleeds and crop marks were included.  I also deselected "downsample images" because it wasn't on the window you posted.  Some of the pages are cropped properly but some of them crop the right side but not the left (area circled in red).  I'm reattaching the entire pdf file as well.

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It would be best with the file. If you do not want it public, feel free to upload a file to dropbox or the like and send a private message with a download link. 

Mike 


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7 minutes ago, MikeW said:

It would be best with the file. If you do not want it public, feel free to upload a file to dropbox or the like and send a private message with a download link. 

Mike 

I uploaded the entire file above.  Thank you!

 

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All I see are PDFs. I meant the design file.


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1 hour ago, MikeW said:

All I see are PDFs. I meant the design file.

Ooops.  I sent you a link to my dropbox in a private message.  Thank you!

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13 hours ago, chelcod said:

Some of the pages are cropped properly but some of them crop the right side but not the left (area circled in red).

I have not downloaded anything so this is just a guess, but is it possible that in the pages like the one in your screenshot, the items on the left don't extend all the way to the left edge of the page (which I assume to be an artboard) & so there is a white strip from the background or whatever that is the width of the left bleed filling that area?


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